Literary Creations on the Road
Women's Travel Diaries in Early Modern Japan
Literary Creations on the Road by Keiko Shiba
Book DescriptionKeiko Shiba, a noted researcher in early modern Japanese history, has spent years collecting hundreds of travel diaries written by women during the reign of the Tokugawa shogunate (17th through mid-19th centuries). The fruit of her research, originally published in Japanese, is now available in an English translation by Motoko Ezaki, with notes provided for general English readers. Shiba intersperses her narration abundantly with excerpts from the actual travel diaries; the book therefore is an invaluable source that offers us direct access to the individual voices of a large number of Tokugawa women, who energetically composed prose and poetry while traveling, sometimes in collaboration with their male companions. This work also sheds new light on women's literary activities in early modern Japan, which are still noticeably understudied compared to other genres of Japanese literary history.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780761856689
Classification: Anthologies (non-poetry) , Asian history , Literary studies: general
Format: Paperback (230mm x 149mm x 13mm)
Imprint: University Press of America
Publisher: University Press of America
Publish Date: 23-Oct-2012
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Keiko Shiba
Keiko Shiba is an historian and author specializing in women's literary activities during Japan's early modern period. She is particularly renowned in the area of women's travel diaries. Motoko Ezaki is assistant professor at Occidental College where she teaches Japanese language and literature. Her areas of interest include semantics, pragmatics, and literature of early modern to contemporary Japan.
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